The Floral Park Lady Knights defeated the Roslyn Lady Bulldogs 16-14 in lacrosse on Thursday afternoon, led by Amanda Kozak’s 11 points.
Kozak recorded eight goals and three assists while Aideen Gill netted a hat trick and an assist.
Maeve McGovern and Tate Horan each scored twice for Floral Park while goalkeeper Meghan Douglas stopped 11 shots.
Molli Spencer led Roslyn’s offense with seven goals and an assist.
Samantha Busch recorded a hat trick and an assist while Emily Cohen netted a pair of goals for Roslyn.
Floral Park head coach Kristen Freiermuth said it wasn’t easy but this win will help them prepare for postseason play.
“It wasn’t one of our best games,” Freiermuth said. “We struggled offensively and defensively but a win’s a win. We’ll take it as we get ready for playoffs.”
Although they concluded their season with a lost, Roslyn head coach Lauren Lopez said the girls saved their best for last against a tough Floral Park squad.
“The girls came out hard and ready to win,” Lopez said. “This was the best game we played all season. It was a nice way to end it.”
In the first half, Floral Park outscored Roslyn 7-6 but Roslyn had a 12-10 advantage in shots on goal.
Kozak paced Floral Park’s attack with four goals while Spencer and Busch led Roslyn with two goals each.
Caity Mongeluzo gave Roslyn a 1-0 lead 54 seconds into the game.
Spencer scored with 21:12 remaining in the first half to give Roslyn a two goal lead.
Over two minutes later, Kozak got Floral Park on the board to make it a one goal game.
Kozak scored again to tie the game with 18:50 left in the first half.
Kozak’s hat trick gave Floral Park a 3-2 lead with 14:30 remaining.
21 seconds later, Roslyn responded and tied the game at three with Spencer’s second goal of the game.
Busch gave Roslyn a 4-3 lead with 13:54 left in the first half.
37 seconds later, Floral Park answered back as Kiera Boettcher evened up the score at four apiece.
Kozak’s fourth goal of the game gave Floral Park a 5-4 lead at 6:21.
Gill scored with 4:57 left in the first half to give Floral Park a two goal lead.
26 seconds later, Horan scored and gave Floral Park a 7-4 lead.
Cohen scored with 3:42 remaining in the first half to cut Floral Park’s lead to two.
With 26 seconds left in the first half, Busch scored her second goal of the game as Roslyn trailed 7-6 going into halftime.
In the second half, Floral Park outscored Roslyn 9-8 but Roslyn had the edge in shots on goal 15-10.
Kozak paced Floral Park with four goals while McGovern and Gill each scored twice.
Spencer led Roslyn’s attack with five goals.
Kozak’s fifth goal of the game gave Floral Park a 8-6 lead with 23:38 remaining in the second half.
Kozak struck again 37 seconds later with her sixth goal to give Floral Park a three goal lead.
Jordana Shenker trimmed Floral Park’s lead to two with 22:50 left to play.
McGovern scored at 20:37 as Floral Park took back the three goal lead.
Kozak gave Floral Park a 11-7 lead with her seventh goal at 19:17, prompting Lopez to call a timeout.
Spencer recorded a hat trick at 15:22 to cut Roslyn’s deficit to three.
13 seconds later, Spencer’s fourth goal got Roslyn within two, which forced Freiermuth to call a timeout.
Kozak’s eighth goal gave Floral Park a 12-9 lead at 14:58.
Kozak said it was an offensive team effort that nailed down the win against a resilient Roslyn squad.
“It was definitely a team win,” Kozak said. “We all worked real well together. Our passing was really good too.”
Busch netted a hat trick with 12:22 remaining in the second half and Floral Park led 12-10.
Horan scored her second of the game at 10:32 and Floral Park took back the three goal lead.
13 seconds later, Gill scored her second goal to give Floral Park a 14-10 lead.
McGovern also scored her second of the game with nine and half minutes left to play as Floral Park took a five goal lead.
Gill completed the hat trick with 8:58 remaining as Floral Park led by six.
14 seconds later, Spencer scored her fifth goal of the game to cut the lead to five.
Spencer notched her sixth goal with 5:50 left to play as Roslyn trailed by four.
Spencer finished with her seventh goal of the game at 3:45, as Roslyn trimmed Floral Park’s lead to three.
Going into the second half, Spencer said Lopez told the team to keep playing hard and don’t let up against Floral Park.
“I think this is the best lost we could of have,” Spencer said. “Even though it was the last game of the season, this was the first time we played together as a team and did so well. We wanted to fight till the end and we did that.”
Cohen scored her second goal to make it a two goal deficit, forcing Freiermuth to call a timeout with 2:56 left in the game.
Floral Park held on the rest of the way as they went on to win 16-14.
Girls Lacrosse Scores
Monday, May 1
Herricks defeated Freeport 9-8. Chase McGahan led Herricks with five goals. Molli Michalik and Christina Canellos scored back to back goals to give Herricks a 9-7 lead.
Sewanhaka defeated Glen Cove 11-10. Kylie Woo led Sewanhaka with eight goals while goalkeeper Jennifer Alvarenga recorded 12 saves. Arianna Vandezande scored with 1:36 remaining to give Sewanhaka an 11-10 lead.
Malverne-East Rockaway defeated Great Neck North 10-5. Diana Jean led Malverne-East Rockaway with four goals and two assists while goalkeeper Kristine Chinchilla recorded nine saves. Ashley Epstein led Great Neck North with two goals.
Mineola defeated Bellmore JFK 12-5. Allison Mendes led Mineola with four goals and an assist while Julia Kelly and Caroline Perri added two goals and two assists.
New Hyde Park defeated West Hempstead 17-4. Geena Gardella led New Hyde Park with six goals and two assists. Joanna Mauceri recorded four goals and two assists while Mackenzie Griffin and Sophia Leeds each scored twice for New Hyde Park.
Wheatley defeated Valley Stream District 18-10. Sami Rothstein led Wheatley with six goals and two assists while Jolie Katz scored five goals. Micki Wain had four goals and three assists for Wheatley while goalkeeper Yvonne Kalpakis stopped 16 shots.
Tuesday, May 2
Hewlett defeated Roslyn 18-7. Kylie Halpern led Hewlett with six goals and three assists. Kristen DeCicco added five goals and two assists while Margot Verschleiser scored twice and had three assists for Hewlett. Caity Mongeluzo led Roslyn with four goals.
Jericho defeated Floral Park 13-12. Kristina Kallansrude led Jericho with five goals and an assist while goalkeeper Cassie Stoffers recorded 12 saves. Amanda Kozak led Floral Park with five goals and two assists while Tate Horan added four goals.
Manhasset defeated Cold Spring Harbor 11-10. Sarah Weppler led Manhasset with two goals and two assists while Maggie Beresheim and Kelly Trotta each scored twice. Manhasset goalkeeper Krissy Kowalski’s save with five minutes left kept Manhasset up by one.
Port Washington defeated Long Beach 9-6. Lily Avazis and Allie Hoffman led Port Washington with four goals each while goalkeeper Claudia Hanover stopped seven shots.
Wednesday, May 3
Sewanhaka defeated Great Neck North 9-8. Sandy Padilla-Ortega scored with 3:17 left on a penalty shot to give Sewanhaka a 9-8 lead. Kylie Woo scored her fifth goal of the game with 3:43 remaining to tie the game at 8 for Sewanhaka while goalkeeper Jennifer Alvarenga recorded 13 saves. Ariella Lerner led Great Neck North with five goals and an assist. Ariella Yahoudaee added two goals and two assists for Great Neck North while goalkeeper Maya Nasibi stopped nine shots.
New Hyde Park defeated Valley Stream District 10-2. Geena Gardella led New Hyde Park with a hat trick and an assist while Joanna Mauceri added two goals and an assist.
Wheatley defeated Great Neck South 14-10. Allison LaMonica led Wheatley with four goals and two assists while Sami Rothstein added four goals and an assist. Jordana Ovadia led Great Neck South with four goals and an assist while goalkeeper Canela Rivera posted 11 saves.
Thursday, May 4
Herricks defeated Island Trees 14-5. Chase McGahan led Herricks with five goals. Molli Michalik added four goals while Jessica Hobday recorded a hat trick for Herricks.
Elmont defeated Mineola 16-8. Chiamaka Ubani led Elmont with six goals while Ese Ogbovoh added a hat trick. Allison Mendes led Mineola with five goals while Caroline Perri posted a hat trick.
Great Neck North defeated Glen Cove 12-6. Arella Lerner led Great Neck North with six goals and three assists. Claire Kivelowitz added two goals and an assist while Ashley Epstein scored twice for Great Neck North.
St. Dominic’s defeated St. Mary’s 14-5. Andrea Brennan led St. Dominic’s with two goals and two assists. Marin Gallagher scored twice for St. Dominic’s while goalkeeper Kaitlin Kennedy recorded five saves.